News for the Week
Monday, March 24, 2014
Prevention Principles and Recommendations Document: Community prevention
principles and recommendations
have been circulated to policymakers. DHPE was a signatory. More than 70
organizations signed on.
CDC Grant Funding Profiles Tool: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has
released FY 2013 funding data and summaries in its CDC Grant Funding Profiles Tool.
"The tool provides quick access to information on CDC funding provided to
recipients in states, the District of Columbia, and territories to address
issues of public health importance. These investments include funding provided
to state and local health departments, universities, and other public and
private agencies for a variety of public health programs."
opportunity: CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative
is awarding funds to "increase the capacity of public health departments
to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning
decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making
decisions that impact community design." Total project funding over
a period of three years is $2,610,000. Approximately six awards are expected.
Here are examples of prior projects awarded.
Deadline is April 28th.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to update the nutrition facts label
for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the
link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.
There is a 90 day comment period. (deadline, May 28th)
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson
Wednesday, March 26th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (EDT) - webinar
Promising Practices 2014: Promoting Tobacco-Free Living and Healthy
Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities
Sponsored by the Break-Free Alliance and Health Education
April 28th - 29th
Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Healthography: How Where You Live
Affects Your Health and Well-Being
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 15th - 19th
New Orleans, LA
For more information